Pacific Northwest

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Rainbow-Colored Corn

National News

We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...

How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost

Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...

New Miniature Eggplant

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...

Attractive Houseplant Terrarium

Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...

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In the Garden

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Keeping Gift Plants Alive

What would the holidays be without the beauty of seasonal potted flowering plants? There probably isn't a gardener around who hasn't at one time or another received an amaryllis, poinsettia, or potted azalea as a gift. These plants can be wonderful...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Cyclamen One of my favorite flowering indoor plants is cyclamen ( Cyclamen persicum ), with its showy,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Creating Custom Colors for Poinsettias Buying the best poinsettia for your home can be a daunting task, considering there are likely 20...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Roses
  • Watch for Standing Water
  • Mulch Root Vegetables
  • Caring for Chrysanthemums
  • Protecting Premature Bulb Growth

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